Why has my tyre suddenly disintegrated?

Why has my tyre suddenly disintegrated?

Everyone knows and understands that tyres need air in them. What people don’t always understand is that for tyres to operate correctly and also give the best wear-life, they need to be inflated to the correct air-pressure. Obviously, the tyres on a vehicle carry the...
Why do I have Irregular Wear on my Car Tyres?

Why do I have Irregular Wear on my Car Tyres?

One of the most common queries on tyres that we receive is: “Why have the tyres on my car worn so poorly? There’s plenty of tread on one side and the other side is bald!!” (or a variation on that theme). There are three factors that will cause a tyre to wear poorly:...
Tyre Flat Spotting

Tyre Flat Spotting

Do you ever notice a vibration or a steering shimmy during the first few kilometres of driving after your car has been parked overnight or longer? The vibration (or shimmy) is apparent for a while, then goes away. This condition is called flatspotting, it is used to...
Is Tyre Age Important?

Is Tyre Age Important?

The simple answer? In certain situations – yes. The rubbers used in tyre manufacture can be natural, synthetic or a combination of both. After the tyre has been manufactured it still goes through changes to its physical properties. Rubber curing continues for a while...
How to Find the Age of your Tyres

How to Find the Age of your Tyres

How Old Are My Tyres? For the end user, knowing the age of a tyre is generally not high on the list of things-to-know. However tyre age can be important from a number of perspectives. Legislation requires that a tyre be marked on at least one sidewall with the date of...